Tech News Weekly (MP3)

by TWiT

Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Jason and Mikah give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives. Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

  

Latest Episodes

TNW 90: Oh Snap, Nintendo

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

- (01:16) Apple announced new MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, but the old MacBook is going away and that is an opportunity for change according to Raymond Wong from Mashable.
- (14:39) Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica talks about the sacrifices that Nintendo made to bring the Switch Lite to release.
- (20:54) Facebook is striking deals behind the scenes to bring exclusive VR versions of Assassin's Creed and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell to the Oculus catalog.
- (23:48) Google made a change to its Stadia FAQ that reveals a bit more about what game ownership on the cloud platform actually means.
- (28:52) CNET's Dan Ackerman talks about Amazon's upcoming Prime Day, some of the deals that can be found, and how to get in on the action even if you aren't a Prime member.

Host: Jason Howell

Guests: Raymond Wong, Sam Machkovech, and Dan Ackerman

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly.

Sponsor:


Audio Download

Posted on 11 July 2019 | 9:59 pm


TNW 89: Unexpected Pi

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

- (01:48) Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and Salvador Rodriquez from CNBC discusses why the topic of regulation was top of mind for Facebook at the event.
- (16:38) With the release of iPadOS and Catalina betas, Dan Moren from Six Colors has been busy testing them out so you don't have to.
- (33:03) Jason gives a first look at the new and unexpected sudden release of the Raspberry Pi 4, as well as the desktop kit that turns that little computer into a full scale desktop setup.

Host: Jason Howell

Guests: Salvador Rodriguez and Dan Moren

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly.

Sponsors:


Audio Download

Posted on 27 June 2019 | 9:21 pm


TNW 88: Libra Brings Fiat to Facebook?

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

- (02:04) Brady Dale from Coindesk says that Facebook's newly announced cryptocurrency Libra could ultimately make or break the company.
- (17:31) What happens when someone hijacks your SIM card? Matthew Miller from ZDNet shows that its a nightmare that gets worse before it gets better.
- (35:57) With E3 in the books, Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica highlights three games that have him most excited including the eagerly anticipated remake of Final Fantasy VII.
- (52:14) What exactly does the Pixel 4 leak and the Radiohead mini-disc hack have in common? They are both opportunities from the targets to take control of the message.

Host: Jason Howell

Guests: Brady Dale, Matthew Miller, and Sam Machkovech

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly.

Sponsors:


Audio Download

Posted on 20 June 2019 | 10:11 pm


TNW 87: How Deep is Your Fake

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

- (01:54) Jason Cipriani from CNET shares a number of ways you can lock down the date in your account.
- (14:00) The WWDC dust has settled, and John Gruber from Daring Fireball thinks Apple returned to form by supporting all of its platforms together at once.
- (30:48) The Trevor Project is a non-profit that provides support for LGBTQ youth, and Emily Dreyfus from Wired shares why digital support is so appealing to this community.
- (42:14) Samantha Cole from Vice talks about the strategy that Facebook and Instagram have adopted around dealing with deepfakes like the recent Mark Zuckerberg video posted to Instagram.
- (53:20) Maker Media is closing, and founder Dale Dougherty talks about a possible future in the non-profit space for the company as well as the importance of the maker community.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Jason Cipriani, John Gruber, Emily Dreyfuss, Samantha Cole, and Dale Dougherty

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly.

Sponsors:


Audio Download

Posted on 13 June 2019 | 10:18 pm


TNW 86: Underwear as a Service

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

- (01:09) Kamilah Taylor, founder of Swaay, talks about the WWDC announcements that matter most to her as a developer.
- (18:11) What does it mean when a product shows an Amazon's Choice badge? Louise Matsakis from Wired did some digging to find out.
- (30:28) Google shed more light on Stadia, including a list of release titles, pricing, and a special Founder's Edition pre-order tier.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Kamilah Taylor and Louise Matsakis

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly.

Sponsor:


Audio Download

Posted on 6 June 2019 | 11:28 pm


TNW 85: Mo Data, Mo Problems

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

- (01:29) Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica spent a week with the Valve Index VR system, and it's really impressive.
- (14:22) Twitter is a little late to cracking down on extremism, but Joseph Cox from Vice says they are considering deplatforming offenders.
- (28:53) The Washington Post's Geoffrey Fowler discovered how chatty his iPhone is while he sleeps, and that's concerning.
- (40:12) Patron Scan allows bars to keep tabs and block people who behave badly at bars, but is it going too far?
- (44:54) More than half of the workers at Google are contractors who miss out on many of the benefits of full-time employees.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Sam Machkovech, Joseph Cox, and Geoffrey Fowler

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly.

Sponsors:


Audio Download

Posted on 30 May 2019 | 9:42 pm


TNW 84: Huawei on the Brain

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

• (01:44) Vlad Savov on the troubles with Huawei
• (17:55) Taylor Lorenz on the rights of Fortnite streamers
• (33:20) Amazon gamify's its warehouse work
• (41:07) Kids these days have online-only relationships

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Vlad Savov and Taylor Lorenz

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly.

Sponsors:


Audio Download

Posted on 23 May 2019 | 10:18 pm


TNW 83: Too Much AI Whiskey

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • (02:02) Jason Howell reviews the new OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 earphones
  • (14:09) Russell Brandom from the Verge picks apart what the latest round of tariffs mean for smartphones and laptops
  • (29:54) AI can make whiskey and translate spoken language into a different language using the voice of the speaker
  • (42:58) Kids are watching a lot of screens, but not many advertisements. Or are they?

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Russell Brandom and Owen JJ Stone

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly.

Sponsors:


Audio Download

Posted on 16 May 2019 | 11:01 pm


TNW 82: Sympathy for the Twitter Devil

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

(01:36) The view from Google I/O with Jason Howell
(17:59) Mark Gurman from Bloomberg tells what to expect from iOS 13.
(29:43) How Will Oremus from OneZero tried to help Satan get more followers on Twitter.
(43:19) Should you buy your kids an Oculus Quest?

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Mark Gurman and Will Oremus

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly.

Sponsors:


Audio Download

Posted on 9 May 2019 | 9:58 pm